Gender

Domestic-violence victim
One in 5 women is going to experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Maricopa County now has two rape crisis centers to help people who have been assaulted.
Jun. 8, 2022
Sonoran Gay Marriage
Same-sex couples are now able to marry just as easily as their straight compatriots in 27 of Mexico's 32 states, and advocates are hopeful it could become a nationwide reality in several years.
Jun. 3, 2022
Legal abortion now sign
A ninth state in Mexico has legalized abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Jun. 3, 2022
Audrey Corley at Boycott bar in Phoenix
Filmmakers Elina Street and Erica Rose saw an article that really hit home: NBC News was reporting that there were only 16 lesbian bars left in the United States — and many didn’t think they would survive the pandemic.
May. 26, 2022
tampons
It’s called “fem-tech.” Applications like those used to track periods and fertility are a billion-dollar industry. But if Roe v. Wade is overturned in the coming months, could the digital trail left behind by users become evidence in court?
May. 23, 2022
Phoenix Pride 2018
Last week, researchers launched a registry geared toward ensuring LGBTQ-people are represented in Alzheimer’s studies.
May. 23, 2022
Linda Groomes
The “Celebration of Women” book spotlights endeavors by role models in the Phoenix metro region. This year’s focus is Black, Indigenous and women of color in arts and culture.
May. 21, 2022
My body, my choice
Another state in Mexico decriminalized abortion this week. It’s the eighth of Mexico’s 32 states to legalize the procedure. It marks a major step forward, but advocates say there’s still a long way to go to guarantee access to pregnant people across the country.
May. 18, 2022
Camelback Family Planning
The recent leak from the U.S. Supreme Court about the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned has led to individuals and groups being forced to consider what happens to state laws related to abortion — and where the procedure will remain legal.
May. 18, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Arizona voters may get a chance to keep abortion legal even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
May. 18, 2022
Several exhibitions open Friday evening at Mesa Arts Center. They range from art created by veterans to self-taught Chicano muralists and even science enthusiasts.
May. 10, 2022
Person holding a transgender pride flag
On Thursday, one of the largest school districts in the state passed a resolution that prohibits discrimination against transgender children and youth.
May. 6, 2022
Protester
Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Tucson on Tuesday night to protest the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. The court has verified the document’s authenticity, but it’s not a final ruling.
May. 4, 2022
hospital devices
Many women struggle with mental health leading up to and after the birth of a child. It can be especially difficult for women in poverty. But the state could spend more money to extend postpartum care for those on Medicaid.
May. 4, 2022
Arizona Cardinals training facility
Last week, the Arizona Cardinals drafted Colorado State tight end Trey McBride in the second round despite having two two quality tight ends under contract. The reason: Cardinals management felt McBride was too good of a talent to pass up. But his pick is significant in other ways.
May. 4, 2022
Gypsy Rose Low Rider
A new exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum called “Desert Rider” highlights a diverse display of art by Latinx and Indigenous artists of the Southwest.
More Arizona arts and entertainment
May. 1, 2022
Phoenix Pride 2018
Phoenix Pride is hosting the Rainbows Festival this weekend, April 30 and May 1, at Heritage Square Park.
Apr. 30, 2022
missing poster showing images of Debanhi Escobar
The haunting story of a young woman left on the side of a highway late at night in northern Mexico ended in tragedy Friday, after her body was found in a subterranean water tank at a motel.
Apr. 21, 2022
Steven and Rayne Duncan
Late last month, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would delay gender-affirming surgery until the age of 18. For some trans youth and their parents, this law is a prime example of government overreach. It could also lead to an increase in poor mental health outcomes or, worse, self-harm.
Apr. 19, 2022
Phoenix Pride 2018
A measure to provide constitutional protections for LGBTQ Arizonans failed to pass the state House last month. But consultant Tyler Montague says it’s a marathon, not a sprint when it comes to issues like this.
Apr. 6, 2022

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